Barks, Brews, and Tunes: Weekend Fun With Your Fluff

Wanna live it up this weekend without getting into too much trouble? Sometimes we just need doggo to give that distinctive all-knowing look to tell us to slow down. Even if you wanna keep things more chill, we’ve got ya covered. Go shopping, sip on brews, catch live music, learn to massage, and more this weekend in Denver.

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1. Barks & Brews

Outlets at Castle Rock, Castle Rock
Saturday, August 13, 12–4 p.m.

Craving some re-tail therapy? Head to Castle Rock for Barks & Brews this Saturday. Great Divide Brewing Company, Wynkoop, 105 West Brewing Company, and Burly Brewing Company are slinging their craft beers for $5 per drink. Proceeds benefit the Humane Society of South Platte Valley and Dads of Castle Rock. Barks & Brews will be held in the event courtyard near Polo, Levi’s, and H&M.

2. Canine Massage

Bee a Good Dog, Westminster
Saturday, August 13, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.; tickets required

The benefits of doggo massage are well-known: it increases bonding and relieves stress, tension, and arthritis. Check out this hands-on instructional workshop taught by an advanced canine massage therapist and certified veterinary nurse. For $165 registration, you’ll get an intro on the benefits of massage, canine anatomy lesson, and techniques to practice at home.

3. Saturday Night Bazaar

16th & Raleigh (One block from Sloan’s Lake), Denver
 Saturday, August 13, 4–8 p.m.

If live music, craft cocktails, local brews, and handmade goods sound like your jam, get your paws to Sloan’s Lake this Saturday. This FREE bazaar features more than 40 local vendors, so there’s something for everypuppy—home goods, fashion, jewelry, and artisanal food. Watch their IG for more info about this week’s vendor lineup.

4. Summer Concert Series

Bruz (Off Fax) and Bruz Beers Midtown, Denver
Saturday, August 13, 6–8 p.m. @ both Bruz locations

Vibe to the beat this Saturday, as both Bruz Beers locations host FREE live music. Local singer-songwriter Celeste Rose will be playing Bruz Beers Midtown, while jazz performer and multi-instrumentalist Chris Ruiz will be rockin’ at Bruz Off Fax. Plus, it’s just a buck for a 4-ounce pour with purchase of a full draft.

5. Yappy Hour

Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center, Aurora
Sunday, August 14, 2–5 p.m.

Follow Fido to Gaylord Rockies Resort for Yappy Hour, a monthly cocktail party for canines and their companions with proceeds benefiting Animal Rescue of the Rockies. Haute hounds will enjoy lapping up libations and snacking on house-made dog biscuits while their companions relax with a glass of Bar Dog Wine or a Tito’s Vodka cocktail.

6. Rock in the Park

City Park Pavilion and Bandshell, Denver
Sunday, August 14, 6–9 p.m.

Rock out with the talented kiddos from The Denver School of Rock House Band. This FREE concert promises to deliver beloved bops for you and pup to groove in style. Donations are welcome and benefit scholarships for students at School of Rock Denver.

Life’s Better With a Pup

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Rescue Puppy Yoga

  • This Sunday, August 14, from 4–5 p.m., Denver Athletic Club is hosting rescue puppy yoga. Class is 45 minutes long and you will have 15 minutes after class to take pictures, play, and fill out adoption applications.

Featured photo: Yaroslav Shuraev

Check out more events on our calendar here and submit your own events for free here. And—as always—don’t furget to tag us @SidewalkDog in all your weekend adventures.

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